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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 T o help reduce injuries, we decided that our nurses didn't have to do all the heavy lifting. We instituted a safe patient handling and movement program that uses an air-assisted lateral trans- fer device. Traditionally, if a patient weighed 200 pounds or more, we'd use an air-assisted lateral transfer device. But we instituted a 157-pound weight trigger for using the air-assisted device and a 35-pound limit on lifting anything above one's head without assistance. Deborah Totzkay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CNOR Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor, Mich. dtotzkay@med.umich.edu AIR-ASSISTED LATERAL TRANSFER Eliminating Patient Handling Injuries • NO HEAVY LIFTING Staff at Michigan Medicine experienced fewer injuries when using an air-assisted lateral transfer device. Deborah Totzkay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CNOR

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